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TSMC: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) (1987)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC, abbreviated as: TSMC) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. With 45,272 full-time employees, it is the world’s largest wafer semiconductor foundry.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM):

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited) is a Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing company, mainly engaged in IC semiconductor manufacturing, sales, packaging, testing and computer-aided design and other semiconductor devices, as well as photomask manufacturing. TSMC researches, develops, designs, manufactures and sells solid-state lighting devices and related application products and systems, as well as renewable energy and energy-saving related technologies and products. In addition, TSMC provides customer and technical support services and sells solar-related products. Its business scope includes Taiwan, the United States, Asia, Europe and internationally.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is the world’s first and largest professional integrated circuit manufacturing service (foundry) company. TSMC’s global headquarters is located in the 12th fab in Hsinchu Science Park, a base for customer service and sales representatives Including Hsinchu, Taiwan, Taichung, Tainan, Yokohama, Japan, Bangalore, India, Seoul, South Korea, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, San Jose and Orange County, Austin, Texas, and Boston, Massachusetts.

In 2015, TSMC’s revenue was US$26.61 billion, and its foundry market share was 54%, ranking first in the world. In 2015, the capital was approximately NT$259.30 billion and the market value was approximately US$115 billion. It is the largest company in Taiwan by market capitalization, and it is also the most profitable and tax-paying company in Taiwan. In the FTSE 500 ranked by global market value, in 2015 It is the 53rd largest company in the world. In the US “Fortune” magazine ranked the world’s 500 largest companies in 2015, it ranked 472.

Historical evolution of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM):

The establishment of TSMC began in 1986 when Philips signed a joint venture with the Industrial Technology Research Institute to establish a semiconductor manufacturing company. It was organized by Zhang Zhongmou, then dean of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, with a group of engineers mainly from the Industrial Technology Research Institute. The technology mainly comes from the RCA technology transfer plan of US$10 million funded by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of China in the mid-1970s. After the establishment of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Zhang Zhongmou became chairman of the board so far. TSMC was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 1994. In 1997, TSMC issued American Depositary Receipts (ADR) in the United States and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol TSM.

In July 2005, Zhang Zhongmou resigned as chief executive officer and was replaced by Cai Lixing. Zhang Zhongmou still serves as chairman. In June 2009, Cai Lixing’s decision to “fake PMD (performance appraisal system), it is actually layoffs” caused a backlash from employees. He was considered by the outside world to be dishonest and impacted the image of TSMC. Zhang Zhongmou was replaced and transferred to a new business Organization general manager, Zhang Zhongmou returned to serve as CEO.

On November 12, 2013, Zhang Zhongmou stepped down as CEO, but still served as chairman, with Liu Deyin and Wei Zhejia as general manager and co-CEO. In June 2009, TSMC established a new business organization with Cai Lixing as its general manager. It was cut into two subsidiaries, TSMC solid-state lighting and TSMC solar, on August 1, 2011, and Cai Lixing served as the first director long. Since Cai Lixing was transferred to the chairman of Chunghwa Telecom in January 2014, the senior deputy general manager and chief information officer Zuo Dachuan will concurrently serve as the company. In the near future, it is planned to go public. Zhao Yingcheng will be the general manager of solar energy. General Manager of TSMC China. The total number of TSMC employees worldwide is approximately 43,000.

On January 9, 2015, TSMC convened an interim board of directors and approved the sale of all the shares held by its subsidiary TSMC Solid State Lighting to Chip Optoelectronics for RMB 825 million. The sale price per share is 1.46 yuan. After the transaction is completed, Epistar will Holds 94% of TSMC’s solid-state lighting, and TSMC completely withdraws from the company. Future operations will be led by the existing team of Epistar and solid-state lighting. The former general manager Chen Jiaxiang was transferred to TSMC Solar to continue as the general manager, and in 2015 On June 29, it was renamed and merged into Chip Optoelectronics.

On August 25, 2015, another subsidiary, TSMC, has a company, because business development has no longer-term economic benefits, and will end its factory operations at the end of August. We will continue to provide product warranty for all existing customers, and after the solar plant ends operations, approximately 365 colleagues from all plants will be invited to work at TSMC. The loss incurred from the termination of operation of the TSMC Solar Plant will be recognized in the third quarter of 2015. TSMC estimates the impact on earnings per share (EPS) is NT$0.07. The stocked solar modules will be installed in TSMC’s office buildings and wafer plants.

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